Infrared satellite image of Mafia island, Tanzania

Infrared satellite image of Mafia island, Tanzania

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Caption: Mafia Island. Infrared satellite image of Mafia Island, Tanzania, which lies in the Indian Ocean. North is at top. In the infrared range green vegetation appears red, water is blue/black, bare ground and sand banks are cream and cloud is white. The two islands at lower right are Juani (larger) and Jibondo. A line of light blue along the three islands' eastern coasts show where waves are breaking on coral reefs. Mafia's airport is just to the lower left of centre. These low-lying islands have a tropical climate which is kept pleasant by steady sea breezes. Image taken by the French SPOT-3 satellite in June.

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Keywords: coral, coral reef, environment, from space, geography, indian ocean, islands, jibondo island, juani island, mafia island, reef, spot, spot-3 imagery, tanzania

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